Love doesn’t cost a thing

Tari, EMO-tions @ Hairology

Mixed messages

A cute pose prop balloon from Faida.. I don’t know if I picked this up around Christmas time at a gacha event.. it seems strange to be talking about Santa when Cupid is in the air.

I thought it was cute anyway.. along with my clothing which is part of the Valentine’s Hunt at Purple Moon. This hunt is for anyone and each item is 0L, you just need to find the 10 cherry topped drinks . These are scattered around the outdoor area where there is a cart sale of various stores with Valentine’s Day themed specials.

Free Love, PM Valentines Hunt

Before I drop down to the details and a SLurl to PurpleMoon so you can hunt some free fabulous finds, I just wanted to share some information about my fantastic hairstyle. Braids are definitely a strong point for EMO-tions and this latest style is available at the February round of Hairology. Race over and try a demo today.

 

Details:
Body:CATWA HEAD Gwen V4.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Glam Affair – Catwa Applier – Denis ( India ) 09 ( past Gahca event item)
Hair: * TARI * (complete, rigged ), .:EMO-tions:. ( @ February Hairology : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Waterton%20Way/47/178/2795 )
Eyes: Triumph Eyes -Coffee, IKON
Clothing: Love Top Cream, PurpleMoon ( current HUNT item 0L)  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etherea/168/73/22
Heather Trousers Pink, PurpleMoon ( current HUNT item 0L)
Pose prop: Faida – Love is in the air – Snapshot ( past Gahca event item)

Chanson D’Amour

Chanson D'Amour

Something New – props n poses has a wonderful pose prop as their prize for the current Add some Red Hunt 1-29 February. This prop has a series of poses on top and alongside the piano scattered with rose petals, a perfect way to set the scene for seduction. For hints and SLurls for this hunt , check out the web page here : https://addsomered.wordpress.com/

Piano Princess,Something New - props n poses

Slipping into a tiny minidress  from Foxes and killer heels from N-Core, both available at the current round of C88. My sleek hairstyle is also available at C88 and is by Lamb

Let's make music

Since I first started wearing my Catwa Jessica mesh head I was won over by the looks. However I decided to take a leap and try another Catwa head… the Gwen. I am enjoying the different look, especially with this Adele skin applier from Deesses. I am not sure which will be my default head to wear yet , but there is a new add-on feature that will be made available for other heads in the future but began with the Gwen model which is why I went shopping. One of the interesting features has been the possibility to use some animations and Catwa has taken this to another level with an easy to use mix n match applicator. Here’s the link to the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxttnjkKDaQ . (Please note this is an upgrade applicator sold separate to the head).

Music lover

Details:
Body:CATWA HEAD Gwen V4.6
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Adele – body-skin-base – Caffe Crema (060) tone, Deesses
Hair: Banshee – Variety/Ombre/Eccentric, Lamb (@ C88)
Eyes: Triumph Eyes -Armor, IKON
Clothing: Bound Dress – Maitreya – Glitter, Foxes (@ C88)
Jewelry: Serenity Elite, Zuri Rayna Jewelry  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Shoes: NIKA “Golden” for Maitreya High Feet N-core ( @ C88)
Pose prop: Piano Princess , Something New- props n poses ( Add some red hunt prize 0L) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yawgoo/23/63/1201
Decor: Brocade Drapes, 22769 [bauwerk]
Craftsman Espionage Chair, cream, LISP ( @ C88)
Visage Stone statue (RARE) , *pm* ( past gacha event item)
The House of Usher Skybox (RARE) 22769 [bauwerk]( past gacha event item)

N.B the candle shown is not on the piano but from somewhere in my inventory- forgot to note which one though

Warm in wool

Cosy and warm in wool

On my side of the world it is the hottest part of summer so I thought I would post something warm and cosy as if it winter.. which it is in many other parts of the world. The influencing item was this cute zippered dress I was sent from the owner of Pish Posh .The Lorae zip dress comes in several solid color options as well as a soft denim, but this woolen version looked so snugly.

My feline friends are all part of the pose prop from Nani Poses , from a gacha event but I can’t remember which.

I delved into my inventory and pulled out this cute Mina Hair with hat, my cosy socks are a newer item, check in the details for where I picked them up.

Zipper dress-winter, Pish Posh

Details:
Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5
-Belleza- Isis
Skin: Maggie Eastern, DeeTaleZ
Hair: Carlijn BB, MINA Hair
Eyes: Triumph Eyes -Hazel, IKON
Clothing: Lorae Zip Dress – Winter FITMESH , Pish Posh ( on MP : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177754)
APPLIER HUD Overknee Socks – Dusty Rose, AviCandy ( @ anyBody)
Pose prop: Crazy cat lady gacha # 5, Nani poses
Standing pose: Ophelia, an lar [poses] ( @ The Liason Collaborative)

Woo me with roses

Woo me with roses

More beautiful Valentine’s Day tempters feature in today’s photos.  The base item is this gorgeous Jane in Valentines Red from Carries Lingerie. Yet again I am wearing the Belleza mesh body so with a simple click of the omega applier I selected to wear the full option for the top ( bra and corset) while I chose the pantie only option on the lower half ( stockings off). If you use any mesh body the omega applier with the corresponding relay hud ( by Love N Lust) makes adding and removing lingerie easy, though if you prefer the standard SL body system layers are included.

Jane, Valentine's Red lingerie, Carries Lingerie

Continuing with the red theme I tinted the rose for my pose ( it was a soft pink) and slipped on these gorgeous red shoes from Pish Posh. Check out the Marketplace here:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177754

Countess V2 , Ruby/ Crimson, Zuri Rayna Jewelry & Oceane's lipstick

My perfect crimson pout is another of Oceane’s  lipstick applier options available at this round of The Makeover Room. My jewelry is by Zuri Rayna and is available at the main store in a range of colors. The set features a beautiful heart jewel framed by a larger heart, on the choker this is supported by beautiful pearls. Also included in the set are earrings and matching belly jewel, pictured below.

Valentines Day- Carries Lingerie and Zuri Rayna Jewelry

Details:
Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5
-Belleza- Isis
Skin: Maggie Eastern, DeeTaleZ
Hair: Ilse , MINA hair
Eyes: Triumph Eyes -Hazel, IKON
Clothing: Jane Valentine’s Red, Carries Lingerie  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carries%20Dreams/83/129/22
Makeup: Moon Lipsticks 6-Pack 3- Catwa [HUD], Oceane ( @ February round of The Makeover Room  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flawless/130/139/28  )
Jewelry: Countess V2-Ruby-Crimson-Blk Sterling, Zuri Rayna Jewelry  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Shoes: Iconic Faux Heels, Red, Pish Posh (see MP link in this post)
Pose : Rose pose 3, La Jolie Rose ( @ The Fantasy Collective)

Paint me in purple

Paint me in purple

Time again for something old mixed with something new. First the old.. this pose prop is years old and has been sitting in my ” attic” gathering dust, so I cleared off the cobwebs and had some fun.

Not so dusty is this gorgeous gown from MAAI, I may have blogged it before in a different color, but I couldn’t resist pulling it out in purple. I love this style of gown for dancing, the applier ( or system layer) provides a sleek form fitting base while the add-on mesh skirt panel and flexi skirts work together to provide beautiful movement and shape. It really is my favourite combination for an elegant evening gown that mixes the best of all styles of clothing creation in SL.

Diana gown , purple, MAAI

Onto some of the fresh and new items that I brought together for these photos.  My lipstick has a gorgeous matte finish and is from Oceane Body Design. Oceane has always been one of my favourites for makeup with impact and now that I am wearing a mesh head almost all the time I am excited to see more make up from Oceane that is applier compatible. Don’t worru non mesh head wearers there is still lots of gorgeous and glamorous makeup for you to choose from. The lipstick I am wearing is from the Moon collection and is available at the February round of The Makeover Room. Check out the close ups of the color options in the collage below, I will include the SLurl to the event in my details.

collage Moon lipstick, Oceane Body Design

One final photo to share, a close up to better show off my pretty purple pout and glittering jewelry. I’m wearing the Only You Rose collection in Lush Purple/ Gold, this time I opted to wear the headpiece instead of the hair comb. The best way to appreciate this set is to head to the store and see all of the color choices and packaging variations, or better yet ask to see it on one of the wonderful customer support staff in store.

Only You Rose, lush purple, Zuri Rayna Jewelry

Details:
Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5
-Belleza- Isis
Skin: Maddison Eastern, DeeTaleZ
Hair: Princess , Catwa
Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Slate, IKON
Clothing: Diana gown, Purple, MAAI  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Banana%20Twist/126/125/103
Makeup: Moon Lipsticks 6-Pack 4- Catwa [HUD], Oceane ( @ February round of The Makeover Room) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flawless/130/139/28
Jewelry: Only You Rose set V2 and headpiece, Lush Purple/Gold, Zuri Rayna Jewelry  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Now and Forever ring, Zuri Rayna Jewelry
Pose prop: baroque revisited- for C88, flowey (old item)

Go your own way

Are you going my way?

I love mixing and matching items from different designers some are obvious “matches” based on color, design, texture.. but others just ” feel ” right to me. While shopping at the current round of Uber I noticed there were lots of paired items from designers.. but I decided to pick up single pieces based on what appealed. The crowning glory my luscious auburn locks are also available at Uber, by DeLa, for all details see below the next photo.

Go your own way

Details:
Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: DeeTaleZ – drat forgot to note this again, I believe it is Maddison in eastern
Hair: Fitted Mesh Hair “Effie” Reds, =DeLa*= ( @ current Uber event)
Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Armor , IKON
Clothing: Jeune by Rowne.Kremi Lace Top – Nude ( @ current Uber event)
Emery Brooklyn Leather Shorts Berry for Maitreya Body Lara ( @ current Uber event)
Shoes: Maya – Maitreya Lara, _CD_ ( rare item from Epiphany gacha event)
Prop and pose: A ride! Gacha 6, =Fashiowl Poses=
Location: Paris Je T’aime http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pont%20Mirabeau/79/88/28

Mischief from above

Mischief

With Valentine’s Day approaching now is the perfect time to find some romantic lingerie . Today I am sharing one of the recent releases from Carrie’s Lingerie , the Deviant Angel. This set comes in 6 color options, Blush is the one I am wearing, and includes system layers and an omega applier. Also included are the wings and add-on bows which ” disguise” the exposed nipple area of the bra.

My skin is the Asia version in a 2 pack Catwa applier offer available at a super low price at Glam Affair as part of this week’s FLF offers. Other special items are my awesome bow from [ Since 1975] which is a RARE at the upcoming Gacha Garden event. With less than 12 hours until opening you should grab this chance to read more about this fun event on the web page here : http://www.thegachagarden.com/.

Deviant angel, Carries lingerie

Details:
Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Catwa Applier – Lia – Shy Girl – Asia, Glam Affair ( part of a 2pack for this weeks FLF offer)
Hair: Chantal, MINA Hair ( @ Gacha Garden opening today)
Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Quicksilver, IKON
Clothing: Deviant Angel, Blush, CB  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Carries%20Dreams/83/129/22
Shoes: DONNA GLASS “Fatpack” for Maitreya High Feet, N-core
Prop:Givemelove -Crossbow (Gold) RARE, [Since 1975] ( @ Gacha Garden opening today)
Poses: Sweet Baby, ED Poses

 

Set fire to the rain

Nancee gown orange, Sascha's Designs
” Let it burn” .. the last words from the  song by Adele bearing the same title as this post.  When I slipped on this vibrant orange gown from Sascha’s Designs I couldn’t help but think of flickering flames – especially with the different options for skirts, of which I layered several. If preferred this gown can be worn with a more simple slender skirt, but that’s not the only options, you can opt for adding a frill ‘ bolero’ which adds additional drama, or there is the delicate ruffle that drapes over the bodice.  I decided to omit these add-ons , along with the accompanying gloves to better show off my fire toned gems in my set from Zuri Rayna- but more about that in a moment.

The Nancee gown, as well as coming in system layers with flexi add-ons, includes the option to use omega appliers. I am loving the versatility this brings to styling due to layering. Speaking of layers check out this stunning partial updo from EMO-tions, the Winona combines height with a bouffant  surrounded by a braid while still having hair down to frame your face. This hairstyle is available at the Shiny Shabby event until February 10th and includes an option with delicate bangs feathering across your forehead.

Winona by EMO-tions and VIntage pearls by Zuri Rayna

Now back to my jewelry.. I’m sure you know how excited I get to show off any jewelry by Zuri Rayna but even more so when it is an Elite option. Such versatility in this the third version of the Vintage Pearl collection. Including choker style necklace, earrings, ring and bracelet, you can select from a menu of colors for the gems, small and large pearls as well the metal of the setting. For all details and the SLurl for the location where I snapped these photos, keep scrolling .

Let it burn

Details:
Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Cynthia Eastern, DeeTaleZ
Hair: * WINONA * (no bangs).:EMO-tions:. (@ Shiny Shabby http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shiny%20Shabby/131/127/21 )
Eyes: Triumph Eyes – rustic, IKON
Clothing: Nancee Orange, Sascha’s Designs  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coco%20Beach%20Kelina/226/202/24
Jewelry: Vintage pearl Elite V3, Zuri Rayna Jewelry  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Poses: Revealed , Ma Vie
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Phoenix/134/49/29

Tantalising Ties

Tantalising Ties

I absolutely adore these shoes from CandyDoll, they are the Rare item in the gacha machine at the Epiphany event. I played the machine but did not win these, I decided it was time to stop and traded in my extras. I had joined the Epiphany chat group and when I heard someone was asking about an item I had I offered a swap, unfortunately it turned out I had the wrong size. To my surprise the person I was speaking to then offered me the Rare.. and gave them to me for free. Thanks to the generosity of this person I am enjoying these wonderful sexy shoes.

When I saw them on I knew I wanted to blog about them.. I even had a title… though due to the differences in the English language (globally) spell check wanted to make it tantalizing rather than the familiar to me tantalising.. but anyway I wanted to blog it had the title.. I just needed the right outfit.

Valentina E @ January Uber

I found it at the current round of Uber when I saw this sexy lingerie set from one of my favourite SL creators Valentina E. While at Uber I also picked up this hairstyle from DeLa. For all other details keep scrolling. I have a couple of extra photos from this shoot which I uploaded to Flckr :  https://www.flickr.com/photos/serenitycouerblanc/   but decided to stick with just two photos on my blog today.

Details:
Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Ritta [skt03] Catwa Face Applier, Modish
Hair: Fitted Mesh Hair “Effie” Reds, =DeLa*= ( @ January Uber)
Eyes: Triumph Eyes – Armor, IKON
Clothing: Sweetheart Lace Bra and Undies MAITREYA Rose ( @ January Uber)- can be purchased separate or as duo
Shoes: Maya – Maitreya Lara, _CD_ ( @ The Epiphany event)
Poses: Standing- Alea, ED Poses
Laying – Boudoir, oOo Studio

 

Only you

Classic Hollywood Gown, blue, Pish Posh

Pish Posh  has released this stunning gown Classic Hollywood Glamour comes in a range of soft pastels and bold colors. It’s fantastic to find such a gorgeous gown in such a range, you are bound to find the right color to suit you whatever your mood. The gown includes fitmesh, Belleza, Maitreya and fits for both the Slink bodies, as for all mesh I recommend you try a demo first. I am wearing the Maitreya version and it fits perfectly.

Only you elite set, Zuri Rayna Jewelry

My jewelry set is the Elite version of the recently released Only You Rose collection. The set includes necklace and earrings, whilst the haircomb , and bracelets are purchased separately. Zuri Rayna has created a delightful range of colors and I will be showing off this set in one of those variations, but wanted to show the versatility of the Elite option as well.

Details:
Body: CATWA HEAD Jessica V4.5
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Skin: Eastern, DeeTaleZ ( I forgot to write this detail but it is a DeeTaleZ skin)
Hair: * YERIAK*/darkbrown, .:EMO-tions:.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hells%20End/134/145/25
Eyes: Triumph Eyes -, IKON
Clothing:Classic Hollywood Gown – Blue, MAITREYA, Pish Posh  https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177754
Jewelry: Only You Rose Elite , Zuri Rayna Jewelry  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jewels%20Isle/196/193/25
Shoes: BEGONIA Heels – maitreya, Glamistry
Location : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kalamata/116/217/23